16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, February 23, 1912: It was so awful muddy this afternoon. Didn’t hardly know how I would get through mud and everything else coming home from school.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Mud was a huge problem a hundred years ago. Neither the streets in McEwensville nor the rural roads that Grandma needed to walk to get home from school were paved.